Ph.D. On Campus

Tourism and Leisure

Rovira i Virgili University

36 months
766 EUR/year
548 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Tourism and Leisure from Rovira i Virgili University aims to train students to become researchers and professionals who are able to provide new concepts, new tools of analysis and new and innovative solutions to academic organisations and tourist and leisure destinations and corporations.


Tourism and Leisure from Rovira i Virgili University aim is to meet the demands of an economic activity that, like few others, is exposed to fierce competition and has a key effect on the social and cultural sustainability of many regions and cities locally and worldwide.


Students who successfully complete the doctoral programme will be able to work in the following areas:

  • Research and teaching in universities, research centres and R&D organisations.
  • Research in tourist consulting firms, intelligence centres of large companies and official government tourism organisations.
  • Research in professional organisations, technology centres and innovative business groups in the sector of tourism and leisure.
  • Analysis and management of information systems for tourism and leisure corporations and destinations.
  • Product management in innovative tourism and leisure companies and destinations.
  • Innovation and development in tourism and leisure corporations and destinations.
  • Tourism and leisure projects in research, innovation and technological development companies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Training in the communication and publication of research results
  • Training in mobility and scientific exchange
  • International research seminars
  • Thesis seminars
  • Research forums
  • Specialised or practical methodological training courses


Salvador Anton Clavé, Nacima Baron, Jan van der Borg, Miquel Angel Bové Sans, Juan Antonio Duro Moreno, María Ercilia García Álvarez, Ana Beatriz Hernández Lara, Maria Asunción Huertas Roig, Robert Maitland, Antonio Moreno Ribas, José Ignacio Muro Morales,

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

To enter you must pre-enrol during one of the following stages:

  • 08/07 - 02/11 
  • 11/01 - 01/03
  • 15/06 (at the request of the program coordinator)


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A letter/letters of recommendation or reference from research personnel who endorse the merits of the applicant for the doctoral programme in Tourism and Leisure.
  • If it sees fit, the admission body for the doctoral degree may assess an application through an interview in person or online.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • ​Spanish identity card, passport or Foreigners’ Identity Number (NIE), if it is the first time you have studied at the URV.
  • A letter of motivation to the programme coordinator (, expressing the reasons why the applicant wishes to pursue this doctoral programme and their interests in carrying out the doctoral thesis.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    766 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 766 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    548 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 548 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • Approximate cost for first year
  • Second and successive academic year for both EU and NON-EU students - 548€

Living costs for Tarragona

580 - 960 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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